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Nov 21, 2020 - 9:01:30 AM
6 posts since 6/13/2011

Nation Brothers Lincoln county blues. G or A? works either way on fiddle, I like A a little better. Maybe a guitar player can figure it out from the (wonderful) backup.
Thanks, jacques

Nov 22, 2020 - 12:54:57 AM

DougD

USA

9829 posts since 12/2/2007

I'm not sure I understand your question Jacques. The recording is in A, but I'm not sure exactly how that was achieved. My two cents: I think the fiddle is playing in A, because of the sound of the A notes - sounds like an open string to me. I think the guitar is playing in G with a capo, because of the chord choices and runs, and because I don't hear any low notes.
I'd be curious to know what others might think.

Nov 22, 2020 - 9:11:41 AM

DougD

USA

9829 posts since 12/2/2007

Thinking about it further, if the fiddle is not playing in A, what could it be doing? Playing in G tuned a whole step up? I doubt it.

Nov 24, 2020 - 6:30:25 AM

RobBob

USA

2710 posts since 6/26/2007

It's in A but I think the guitar is capoed pretty high to get those runs in. That is one unusual tune.

Nov 25, 2020 - 11:44:52 AM

Jacques

USA

6 posts since 6/13/2011

Thanks Doug and Bob. With these old recordings you never know just from the pitch. But A is the winner ,if only because it's an unusual key for a Mississippi fiddle blues. I just love the Nation brothers ,have slaved long and hard on Bankhead blues. Pity there's so few sides.

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